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Beeleigh Abbey Gardens

Abbey Turning, London Road, Maldon, Essex, CM9 6LL

Three Acres of spacious and peaceful gardens in a historic rural setting, beautifully revived and extended in recent years.

Bridge End Gardens
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Bridge End, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB10 1HR

Bridge End Garden was laid out by the Gibson family in the nineteenth century and is open to the public each day free of charge. Recently restored back to its former glory.

Copped Hall

Epping Upland, Epping, Essex, CM16 5HS

Copped Hall was the burnt-out shell of a fine Georgian mansion but now being restored. Superbly sited on a ridge overlooking its landscaped parkland. The mansion and gardens are situated on a site of ancient human habitation.

Green Island Gardens

Park Road, Ardleigh, Colchester, Essex, CO7 7SP

20 acres of professionally designed gardens within woodland destroyed by the 1987 hurricane. Now a plantsman's paradise full of unusual plants for all year round colour.

Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum
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Marks Hall, Coggeshall, Essex, CO6 1TG

A tree collection from all the temperate areas of the world set in more than 200 acres of historic landscape provides interest and enjoyment throughout the year at Marks Hall.

Myddleton House Gardens

Bulls Cross, Enfield, Hertfordshire, EN2 9HG

Delve into the beautiful eight acres of Myddelton House Gardens and discover the compelling story of Edward Augustus Bowles, one of Britain’s most famous self-taught gardeners, artists and expert botanists.

Hyde Hall in Autumn
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Creephedge Lane, Rettendon, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 8ET

Hyde Hall is a palate of sumptuously rich and varied colours providing inspiration for the novice and keen gardener alike. Whatever time of the year you visit it will always be a wonderful experience.

Beth Chatto Gardens
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Elmstead Market, Colchester, Essex, CO7 7DB

2.5 hectares (6 acres) of gravel, water and woodland gardens, a large modern tea room and plant nursery.

Easton Lodge
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Little Easton, Great Dunmow, Essex, CM6 2BB

Designed by Harold Peto in 1902 for 'Daisy' Countess of Warwick. Abandoned in 1950, restoration commenced in 1993. Visit the Italian garden, glade, 'Peto' Pavilion, courtyard with fountain and be inspired.

The Gibberd Garden

Marsh Lane, Gilden Way, Harlow, Essex, CM17 0NA

The ideal venue for small conferences, away days, meetings and special occasions. Beautiful 7 acre garden with sculptures, lawns and terraces. Barn seating 40+ people, more standing. Kitchen and catering facilities available.

Waltham Abbey Gardens
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Abbey View, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1XQ

Set in the grounds of the Abbey, you can enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the Rose Gardens and Orchard, explore hundreds of years of history, enjoy a picnic or take a stroll along Cornmill Stream.


In or near Braintree

A 5.5 acre Victorian garden with many original features including bandstand, tennis courts, pond and ornamental flower beds.

Churchill Gardens

In or near Southend-on-Sea

Secluded and peaceful ornamental gardens with stream and waterfall.

Feeringbury Manor

In or near Colchester

A beautiful ten acre garden with something of interest at all times of year. Exuberant planting with masses of flowers and interesting plants. New 60 yard rose arbour by Ben Coode-Adams.

Friary Walled Garden

In or near Maldon

It is an old garden site and suffered a period of neglect but is now being cared for by volunteers from Maldon & Heybridge Horticultural Society. The garden is very small and normally open to the public for a short time once a month.

Gnome Magic

In or near Colchester

Gnome Magic is an unusual treat. Enjoy the delightful garden which blends into an amazing wood where the growing number of 500 gnomes and their friends live. Guaranteed to bring a little sunshine.

Gooderstone Water Gardens
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In or near Swaffham

Water gardens covering 6.5 acres, with trout stream, four ponds, waterways, mature trees, colourful plants, kingfisher hide, nature trails and 13 bridges. Tearoom with home-made cakes and disabled toilets.

Little Easton Manor

In or near Great Dunmow

Extensive gardens, topiary, lakes and fountains. The Barn Theatre and Turkey Barn are available to hire for conferences, civil ceremonies, wedding receptions, dinners, etc. Day ticket angling. Church adjacent.

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